Having started his career with romantic films, Sidharth Malhotra is now looking forward to do characters that have depth and help him grow as an actor.
The 33-year-old actor says at this point in his career, he wants to take risks.
“Deep-rooted characters like in ‘Ittefaq’ or ‘Aiyaary’, had lot of depth, which I personally like, and I think you just grow (as actor). I think to do just a love story becomes slightly frivolous.
“If you do not have crutches of a love story, then the character has multiple layers and can take you on a different journey in a film,” Sidharth told PTI.
In his five-year-long career in Bollywood, Sidharth has played varied characters and the actor says there is always an attempt to do something “non-typical”.
“Being versatile in India is a trend, where no one actor is known for a particular kind of a role or film and in my own small way, I am trying to mould myself into playing a soft and tough part.
“I am definitely challenging myself and going against the grain. I am trying to do something non-typical. I yearn for something that is unique, something that no one has done before and opens up a different horizon,” he adds.
Critics have lauded his performance in “Ittefaq” and his next release “Aiyaary” looks promising as well.
The Neeraj Pandey directed film is about a mentor and protg, played by Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth, respectively.
The film is headlined by a host of talented actors like Bajpayee, Naseeruddin Shah, Adil Hussain, but Sidharth had scenes only with Bajpayee.
“Aiyaary” is again scheduled to release on the same day as “Padman” on February 9.